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[REBOL] Re: Wildman project - PS3?

From: greg:schofield:iinet:au at: 8-Aug-2007 20:20

Thanks for your reply Gregg, always it is awkward making a first post on a well established and specialist forum. The more I have thought about the Wildman project and read about REBOL, the more interested I become. I am in a position where I cannot disclose some thoughts as fully as I like (no big deal I do some consultancy work with a very small software firm). So please bear with my odd suggestion. Wildman suggest a minimal set of OS functions - basically a very good startegy. However, what I am going to allude to is a significant low level change - re filesystem. The heritage of computer development is locational identity of files. Another old hangover is the uber dot identity system - ie .r .reb etc. The problems with these rather ad hoc solutions from the past are compounded when storage and the amount of data reaches the levels it has, it is further complicated by the web, and the fact that moving a directory can alone lose information amongst the background noise, if not for the designers, then for those trying to access something moved elsewhere. The REBOL header is not a bad basis for a file system (or an XML version of it). That including a mandatory ID along with a Plain English title (a little like URL names and turples), might not be a bad move. I hope people think about this suggestion, there are many implications, expeically for ordinary users, but also for simply navigating through huge amounts of often fragmentary data (much of which gets hopelessly lost). Greg Schofield Perth Australia --- Message Received --- From: Gregg Irwin <> To: <> Reply-To: Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 09:10:30 -0600 Subject: [REBOL] Re: Wildman project - PS3? Hi Greg, gsina> The Cell processor seems ideally suited to a small script gsina> interpreter like REBOL. I thought the same thing when I read an ACM article on it not too long ago. -- Gregg